Stepping outside of your comfort zone can be a daunting prospect and can be so scary to some that they could even put the idea of taking risks off entirely.
Not taking risks can lead to feeling unfulfilled in life and can also mean that goals and aspirations are not able to be achieved. For some, taking a risk can be the difference between a success and a failure.
The idea behind taking risks has been a vital survival skill to our species for 10,000s of years and although our ancestors were more likely to be taking risks in terms of hunting for food rather than our idea that asking someone you don’t know out on a date is outside of our comfort zone, the same principles still remain.
To become a risk-taker you need to stop practising some common everyday negative traits such as taking failure so negatively and catastrophizing things so that they seem bigger than they actually are.
Sometimes, having a little bit of fear can actually help you in achieving your goals alongside accepting the fate that failures will happen every now and again and that any mistake made is something that can be learnt from.
Take a look at the infographic below to find out why we should be taking risks in our lives and how we can get started if we haven’t already.